Powered by a perfect 4-for-4 performance from leadoff hitter David DeJesus, the Chicago Cubs took care of the visiting Houston Astros on Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field, with a final score of 7-2.
The 32-year-old DeJesus not only stepped to the plate with the bases empty in the third inning and smacked his 72nd career home run, but proceeded to hit another round-tripper in the fourth inning. It was a blast to the bleachers in center that also brought home pitcher Justin Germano, the game's winning pitcher.
The big day from DeJesus bumped his season average to .270, and more importantly helped lead the Cubs to a much-needed win in the series-clinching game. With a tricky seven-game stretch against dangerous home teams like Cincinnati and Milwaukee starting up Friday, Chicago desperately needed to take care of business against a weak-hitting lineup like Houston's.
Looking to win for the third time in their last four contests, the Cubs will send lefty Travis Wood to the mound on Friday to kick off their brutal road trip against the Reds.
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